Why SHOULD You Focus on the Positive?

It is true, that not everything we give attention to is important, but ahem… I’m not going to go into that here. But what is also true, is that we can give our attention to things that we want to be more important. That is why the WWW list developed by Martin Seligman may be so useful in helping you to develop more positivity in your life.

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Do You Feel Like You Are On a Roller Coaster?

The process of Appreciative Inquiry teaches us that “what we focus on grows”– the Poetic Principle. We have mindsets that influence how we experience our lives and impacts what we see. We are probably evolutionarily wired to see the negatives and to be hyper vigilant about any potential danger. The primitive men who survived were alert to the dangers of the lurking saber tooth tiger and they passed that skill down to us.

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How to Move Forward by Asking the Right Questions

“Don’t dwell on what went wrong. Instead, focus on what to do next. Spend your energies on moving forward towards finding the answer.” ~Dennis Waitley, Motivational Speaker

It is great advice to not dwell on what went wrong. But how, when we have all been schooled and socialized to fix problems, do you do that? How can you focus on what to do next without thinking about what you did wrong the last time?

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